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Our rationale for history can be found here.

The following units are taught each year:

History Long Term Plan – LFS to Y6 2020-2021

History whole-school overview (NC PoS)


Aut 1

Aut 2






My history

Begin to make sense of their own life-story and family's history

Focus of development of vocabulary linked to the passing of time taught across all areas where appropriate

Adventures from history



Guy Fawkes, Remembrance, Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter


Changes in the local environment

Families – past & present events


Traditions around the world





How has life changed in living memory?

Changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life


Kings, Queens and Leaders

events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally (origins of monarchy/ parliament)



Transport over time (1)

Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality (Focus: railway)




Transport over time (2)

Neil Armstrong & Tim Peake

the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national & international achievements. Compare aspects of life in different periods


Prehistoric Britain

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

Roman Britain

the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain



Wonderful Wensleydale

local history study



Anglo-Saxons & Vikings

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

Anglo-Saxons & Vikings 2

(incl. local history)

the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor


Ancient Egypt

the achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where & when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of one (Ancient Sumer; The Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China)






Early Islamic Civilisation

A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history – one from: early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad; Mayan civilization; Benin (West Africa)

All change: The Victorians & Industrial revolution

incl. local history rise of railways (Leyburn, Richmond & Darlington)

a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066



The world at war

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

Local history: Conscientious objectors at Richmond Castle & development of Catterick as a garrison)

Ancient Greek life and achievements

Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world






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